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Supporting differently wired children can be both rewarding and challenging! Holly Blanc Moses, everyone's favorite behavior expert, shares her strategies to help children diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. If you want to learn how to effectively improve behavior, emotional health, social skills and academic performance, this podcast is for you.
 
From corporate executive to nonprofit leader, Vicky Westra is sharing her own personal journey, and most important job, as the mother of an Autistic daughter. In her podcast “Shifting Perspectives on Autism,” Westra is calling people to join the shift to the “Green Zone,” moving away from a place of worry, anger and fear that often comes with living with a diagnosis of Autism to one of hope, positive expectation and joy. For more information, visit www.AutismShifts.org
 
This show is for anyone who is raising a child with neurological differences. Raising a child with autism and epilepsy like my daughter Remy, I have learned quite a few lessons about the special needs world and the evolution of growth as a mom. In this show, we discuss all of it. Parenting, marriage, the autism world, epilepsy world and everything in between. Welcome, I am so glad you stopped by
 
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You already know these stats- ⭐️ 1 in 11 children are diagnosed with ADHD ⭐️ 1 in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism You also know that there are many social skills programs out there for differently wired children. Here's the thing - our kids are literally SURROUNDED by neurotypical kids. It's SO important to educate neurotypical children on ho…
 
Join Phil Kennedy, Personal Trainer, and me as we talk about ways to help children - Improve mental health Reduce the risk of illness Increase focus Improve academic performance Increase confidence Improve sleep, and Create more social opportunities *Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist W…
 
Join Kenzie Clark, Transition Consultant, and me as we talk about ways to help children and young adults build person-centered transition plans. It's never too early and it's never too late:) *Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It ABOUT HOLLY ABOUT KENZIE Parents - Get your fre…
 
Join Dell Zimmerman, Autistic Student, and me as we talk about ways parents, clinicians, and educators can help prepare teens for college in the future. *Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It ABOUT HOLLY Parents - Get your free Behavior Detective Guide Therapists - Get your fre…
 
"I am so grateful for not just the opportunity to see the world but for the sense of competence and independence, it's given me. - Amy Langston, Autistic Advocate Join Amy Langston and me as we chat about simple strategies to support children with autism and/or ADHD during travel and while staying away from home. *Make sure to subscribe so you don'…
 
Join Dr. Nowell and me as we talk all about motivation and strategies that you can start using today. We are covering - Dopamine and the brain Timing Choices Compromise Clarity Distractions Goals Expectations and more! xx, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN more about Holly LEARN more about Dr. Nowell Parents get your FREE B…
 
Becca Lory Hector was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an adult and based on her own journey has become an autism advocate, consultant, speaker, and author. In this podcast, she talks with Vicky Westra about her challenges with receiving an accurate diagnosis and how she has used her past experience to help so many others understand life on the …
 
Join Dr. Temple Grandin and me for part 2 of Supporting Special Interests. Supporting a child's special interests can - Increase confidence Help with friendships Support new interests Lots of Love, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY Parents - Get your free Behavior Detecti…
 
"I was bullied and teased except with my special interests." - Temple Grandin Join Dr. Temple Grandin and me as we talk about how supporting your child's special interests can - Increase confidence Help with friendships Support new interests Lots of Love, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. TEMPLE GRANDIN LEARN…
 
We are missing girls. Every.Single.Day. They aren't being identified and are often misunderstood. Join Amy Gravino and me as we talk about how to better support autistic girls. Don't miss this important episode! Hugs, Holly - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT AMY LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY Parents - Get your free Behavior Detective Guid…
 
Symptoms of depression are often difficult to identify in children diagnosed with Autism and/or ADHD. Join Meredith Dangel and me as we break down not only what to look for but also what variables can contribute to depression in these populations. xx, Holly Blanc Moses, The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT MEREDITH DANGEL LEARN MORE AB…
 
Time can be tricky for children diagnosed with Autism and/or ADHD. It can be difficult to - See future consequences Meet short and long term goals, and Get unstuck Join me for this important episode as I dive into the importance of showing time to address - Getting on and off electronics Turn-taking Chores Talking about tough topics, and Bathroom r…
 
Have you ever been asked "How are you?" and you replied, "Fine" but you weren't. Me too. We don't even think about it. We just do it automatically. Well, it's a problem. I big problem. Listen as we break down the reasons why you may pretend you're fine and why it can cause you harm. I want to invite you to join me for a challenge. Let's DO THIS! Se…
 
Children with Autism and/or ADHD often report sensory sensitivities. In order to best support them, we need to better understand how these sensitivities impact their lives. Kadie King, a neurodivergent therapist, and mother of an autistic son joins me today to describe her own experience. She also provides great tips for parents, educators, and the…
 
I'm thrilled that Amy Langston, Autistic Advocate, has joined us today to explain common assumptions about autism. We cover - Empathy Self-awareness, and Feared futures This episode is one of my most favorite and I can't wait for you to hear Amy's wise words. *Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything! Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psyc…
 
Children with Autism and/or ADHD are more likely to experience learning differences. These differences can contribute to feelings of- Anxiety Shame Embarrassment Isolation Hopelessness, and Anger Join Nicole and me as we talk about how to support children with dyslexia and help them thrive. Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything:) xx, Ho…
 
If you're a parent, you'll want to hear this episode and share, share, and share some more. If you're a professional, you're going to LOVE this interview because you care deeply for your students, clients, and their families. I hope you join Casey (Occupational Therapist) and me as we talk about 5 things that professionals need to tell parents. Par…
 
This isn't an easy topic - heart-breaking actually. However, it's one we can't avoid. Why? Because differently wired children are twice as likely to pass away early. These deaths are primarily due to unintentional injury. I hope you join Christina and me as we talk about Andrew's story and her mission to spread awareness. We also cover- Impulsivity…
 
Join Lon Bartel, Dr. Daniel Openden, and me as we talk about educating law enforcement on how to best support children with Autism. We cover- How autistic adults collaborated with the interviewees What information to provide to law enforcement in the event of a crisis The skill to teach children now Strategies to help de-escalate When a parent is s…
 
This episode is a must-listen for parents, educators, and therapists who support children with Autism and/or ADHD. Join Dr. David Nowell and me as we take a deep dive into - Getting unstuck Trying even when it's hard The importance of practice Understanding time Calming strategies Motivation Prevention strategies and much more! xx, Holly Blanc Mose…
 
Join Brendan Mahan and me as we chat about cursing! We are covering: Social skills Coping skills Impulsivity Anxiety The who, what, when & where Don't miss any episodes - Make sure to subscribe:) xx, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY LEARN MORE ABOUT BRENDAN PARENTS - Get your FREE Behavior Detective Guide …
 
Jim Rathmann is a former Secret Service agent, retired homicide detective, decorated Army Veteran and investigative consultant - but his most important title is Dad. In this podcast, he talks with host Vicky Westra about his son's Autism diagnosis and his family's personal journey. To learn more about Jim Rathmann visit: www.JimRathmannTheCompany.c…
 
Cara Conway of Paws with a Cause joins me to answer your questions about service dogs! Learn how to apply for a free service dog Understand the difference between a service dog and an emotional support animal Identify ways a service dog can help reduce anxiety, build confidence and improve communication Learn about matching Find out how a service d…
 
When is the last time you gave yourself permission? Permission to - Rest Speak your mind Feel sad Take a breath Say, "No" Be still The truth is that we rarely give ourselves permission but that's about to change. Hayden and I talk about the importance of permission and how to start your first slip xx, Holly - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It Learn …
 
Remote, in-person learning, and asynchronous days - It's overwhelming for students, parents, and teachers! Cassie Frost joins us today with 8 ways to help children with Autism and ADHD successfully transition. Don't miss this episode! xx, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY LEARN MORE ABOUT CASSIE AND DISRUPT…
 
Divorce can be more common in differently wired families. Teri Houghton joins me today to talk about a sensitive subject - divorce and co-parenting. We discuss time, energy, balancing needs, different parenting styles, and what you can and can't control. Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN ABOUT HOLLY Contact Teri - tbp…
 
From her title of Miss Tampa to her designation as an Honorary Shifter Member, Rachel Barcellona is making history! Vicky Westra sits down with this beauty queen and activist to talk about how she's working to shift perceptions of Autism! A great example of what it means to be an Autism Shifter, Rachel chooses every day to live in the Green Zone, a…
 
Open and healthy communication between parents, students, and educators is an absolute game-changer. Don't miss this important episode! Delma Suber, an Advocate, joins me today to talk about 3 Simple Ways to Improve Communication Between Home and School. xx, Holly - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT EMPOWERED FAMILIES LEARN MORE ABO…
 
Ryan Lee is an autistic advocate, speaker, and author. Today, he's joining us to talk about five important ways to take on 2021. We chat about how children, parents, and professionals can - find support, feel less overwhelmed, and be more confident. Don't miss this important episode! LEARN MORE ABOUT RYAN LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY GET YOUR SOCIAL SKIL…
 
Vicky Westra is the Founder of Autism Shifts, a 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation and Artistas Café, a unique Social Enterprise whose mission is to employ individuals diagnosed with Autism. Prior to her current entrepreneurial role, Vicky worked at Tampa Electric Company for 22 years in various roles. Her last role prior to leaving TECO was Director of…
 
Vicky Westra is the Founder of Autism Shifts, a 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation and Artistas Café, a unique Social Enterprise whose mission is to employ individuals diagnosed with Autism. Prior to her current entrepreneurial role, Vicky worked at Tampa Electric Company for 22 years in various roles. Her last role prior to leaving TECO was Director of…
 
Vicky Westra is the Founder of Autism Shifts, a 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation and Artistas Café, a unique Social Enterprise whose mission is to employ individuals diagnosed with Autism. Prior to her current entrepreneurial role, Vicky worked at Tampa Electric Company for 22 years in various roles. Her last role prior to leaving TECO was Director of…
 
Vicky Westra is the mother of Gabbi, a young adult with Autism who was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. Because of the dismal outcomes Vicky was seeing for her daughter and the broader Autism community, she started a Non-Profit organization with a mission to create a new world for autism. Vicky and her organization believe that those in th…
 
Vicky Westra is the Founder of Autism Shifts, a 501(c)3 Non-profit Foundation and Artistas Café, a unique Social Enterprise whose mission is to employ individuals diagnosed with Autism. Prior to her current entrepreneurial role, Vicky worked at Tampa Electric Company for 22 years in various roles. Her last role prior to leaving TECO was Director of…
 
A mother's mission creating a new reality for the Autism Community! Join Vicky Westra and Kimberly Jackson, Esq., a leading Advocate for the Autism Community…and an Honorary Shifter Member, in this movement to replace fear and worry with hope and joy! Join the Shift Today: www.AutismShifts.org/become-a-member #AutismShifts #JoinTheShift #BecomeAShi…
 
Your shift starts here! The knowledge, tools and processes to empower you, all in one place. Learn how you can become a Shifter Member - and create a new reality for the Autism Community! Join the Shift Today: www.AutismShifts.org/become-a-member #AutismShifts #JoinTheShift #BecomeAShifterMember #GreenZoneLife #ShiftersShapeFutures #Autism #ASD #Au…
 
Over the last 23 years, I’ve heard from parents, teachers, and other therapists about how lying can be difficult to address. In this podcast episode, I talk about the number one reason why differently wired children lie and simple strategies that can make a big difference. XX, Holly Blanc MosesThe Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It LEARN MORE ABOUT HOLLY…
 
Remote learning can be a miracle or a dumpster fire! Can I get an Amen? Ask any child, parent, teacher, or child therapist about remote learning and you'll get lots of different answers. Some differently wired children are flourishing. A sensory-friendly environment Less anxiety More breaks Less opportunity for difficult social interactions and mor…
 
Meet Maria Davis-Pierre, the Founder and CEO of Autism in Black Inc. She is a licensed mental health therapist, coach, speaker, advocate, and author. She is also the mother of a daughter with Autism. Maria educates us on her journey as a black parent and how that has impacted her daughter's evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. She and I talk about…
 
Dr. Amanda Seavey and I are back with the rest of your assertiveness rights. If you want a more peaceful and authentic life, you'll want to jump into this episode right away! Learn how to stand up for yourself, set healthy boundaries, understand how much you can give, and teach your child, student, or client to understand and communicate their need…
 
Are you suffering right now? I want to talk about this because it's been top of mind as I look out into the world. Civil unrest, racial divide, a pandemic that's costing hundreds of thousands of deaths. Jobs lost, families fearing eviction, schools out, kids home, loved one's dying or being sick, and there's not much we can do about it. I've strugg…
 
What if you gave yourself permission to communicate in an effective and efficient way that was both direct and respectful? What if this new way of confidently communicating led you to a happier and healthier life? I can't wait for you to hear this episode! Not only will you gain amazing insight but it will also help you better support differently w…
 
Sometimes finding friends can feel overwhelming for differently wired children. Many children are misunderstood and have been treated poorly by their peers. Social rejection can lead to avoidance of social interaction. Today, we are talking about how to help differently wired children find friends by reducing risk and increasing success. LEARN MORE…
 
Oh! The dreaded "shoulds" You know - those uncomfortable thoughts that keep popping back up and tend to stick around. All of us experience thoughts like this BUT the good news is that they don't have to feel so heavy. Join Dr. Claire Nicogossian and me as we breakdown how to identify, understand, and break free of the thoughts that tear us down and…
 
How exciting! Join Dr. Emily King and I as we talk about the AMAZING Autism Summit. It all starts on Tuesday, October 13th:) Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Ross Greene, Dr. Mona Delahooke, Ryan Lee, and more! REGISTER TODAY! See you at The Autism Summit! Hugs, Holly Blanc Moses - The Mom/Psychologist Who Gets It G…
 
On this Q&A episode of the podcast, I am responding to a question I got on Instagram that was really really good! It's all about how offended we are when we hear the R word. In the special needs arena, that is very hurtful. I have a lot of thoughts about this because it's something I’ve struggled with over the last few years, and I’ve finally come …
 
In this episode, it's going to be a little different. I have had the idea of adding a second episode a week. I get a lot of questions from people, a lot of questions that are really good and important to me and to the special needs community, so I really want to discuss them with all of you. In this episode, and for future Q&A's, I am just going to…
 
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